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Gentle Care veterinary hospital

1Pet Emergency? Call us right at 510- 460-9800 !

If you live in the Bay Area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets with latest modern technology facility – look no further.

Dr. Dukwon Yoon is a licensed CA veterinarian with 30 years of practice experience, trained and graduated from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and Seoul National University.

Dr. Yoon has practiced since 1988. He has run his own practice in Dublin, CA since 2001 treating all types of pets patients in the East Bay and now opened a new practice, Gentle Care Veterinary, in Hayward, CA.

Gentle Care Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases and regular pet wellness, routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our vet team.

If you have any questions, call 510-460-9800 or [email protected] and we'll promptly get back to you.

Our hospital is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Gentle Care pet owners. At Gentle Care Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dukwon Yoon, DVM

(TEL) 510-460-9800, 597 C St., Hayward, CA 94541

Meet Our Skilled Team

  • Dr.
    Dukwon Yoon
    'I have always loved animals and pets so working with them all day and learning how their bodies work fascinates me. Everyday, I feel like I am making a difference in the lives of not only my pet patients, but also their human families as well.'
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  • Erica Johnson
    Veterinary Assistant
    Ever since I was a young child, I have been around all different types of animals. I have had multiple pets in my past. I rescued my dog, Sierra, from the pound about 9 years ago. I started out volunteering at a pet shop in Yuba City, and recently decided to further my education in the medical career field. I graduated from Carrington College, and I look forward to gaining more experience in the veterinary field. Hope to see your fur babies soon!
  • Rosalinda Desoto
    Veterinary Team

    Rosalinda (Linda if you prefer) has been an animal lover since she was young. 'I have always been around animals growing up, from dogs and cats to even some birds. I am very excited to see you and your fur, feathered and every animal companion you may have. I am determined to help you find a solution to any situation you may have to make your pet feel happy and healthy. And for you to have ease of mind and a light heart. Look forward to meeting you and your pet no matter the circumstances. Sí, hablo español! '

  • Betty Lee
    Hospital Manager
    'When I made the decision that I wanted to join the Gentle Care Veterinary team, Dr. Yoon really took me under his wing and helped me invest myself wholeheartedly. Since then, I've been helping pet owners make healthier choices and living a healthier life with their pets.'
  • Titiana Lineva
    Veterinay Assistant

    Tatiana began her veterinarian career in Russia in 2002. She started working with small domesticated animals (dogs and cats) and eventually had the opportunity to treat animals captured in the wild that needed care, such as tigers and bears. Since moving to the United States she has focused her studies in the holistic treatment of animals, recently obtaining a certification in veterinarian acupuncture. She is very dedicated in the veterinarian field and has extensive experience assisting in surgeries. She always makes an effort to bond with the animals she cares for by calming and soothing them with love.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Wow! Thanks to all the staff at Gentle Care. I feel like you all truly love what you do! My kitty, Lola and I always have such a pleasant experience when we come in. Fortunately, it’s usually just for a check-up, but I would not leave Lola in anyone else’s hands but yours. Thank you for your caring commitment"
    Maya S.
  • "We brought our 13 year old dog in for an enlarged abdomen and listless behavior .. After some testing, Dr. Yoon removed a 5 1/2 lb. tumor from her spleen and so far after two days our Samantha is a completely different dog..!
    For years we just thought it was age that was slowing her down.. Dr Yoon is fantastic.. Very honest and to the point.. The kind of Vet you can trust. He sure saved our Dog ! I'm impressed by this hospital!"
  • "I've been taking my cat to Dr. Yoon since she was 4 weeks old. Dr. Yoon is wonderful, very knowledgeable and gives me in depth answers when asking questions. I would recommend him to anyone."

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